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Great Run in Turkey: The USA1 team, which featured Adam and Zach Grossack, finished in third place (out of 22) in the Round Robin phase of the World Junior Championships in Istanbul. Unfortunately, they were defeated by the Netherlands in the quarterfinal match.

Big News for Warwick: The expert panel for Gold Rush players has a famous new member: Jerry Helms, popular bridge teacher and monthly contributor to the Bridge Bulletin. He'll be joining three of our own World champions – Rich DeMartino, Kate McCallum, and Pat McDevitt to discuss some of the hands you've just played. They'll be convening right after the first session of the Gold Rush Pairs on Wednesday, August 27. You won't even have to move to find them. The panel will be held in the same room as the Gold Rush, starting at about 1:15.

And there's more: Have your questions ready to "Ask Jerry" on Thursday morning at 9:15. World Champion Kate McCallum will also be providing us with an encore performance of the lecture she gave in Nashua: "How to Improve Your Bridge Thinking At Trick One" on Friday, August 29th, from 9:15 to 9:45 AM. Don't miss it; your opponents won't.

For more on this great tournament see the box below on "Fiesta Time is Nigh."

The above scoops (and several others) were revealed by cub reporter and NEBC President Mark Aquino in his latest letter, the text of which is posted here.

NAP Qualifying: Time is running our.You must qualify for the North American Pairs by the end of August at your local club. For an unofficial (and not necessarily complete) list of participating clubs, click here. Finals for three flights (Open, 0-2500, and 0-500 Non-Life Master) will be held in Sturbridge on October 11-12. For details click here. And big news for Flights B and C: Four pairs (instead of the usual three) will qualify for the finals in New Orleans What a great opportunity for to represent New England in a prestigious national event.

Fiesta Time is Nigh.You can almost hear that high tenor intoning "Cielito Lindo" above the muted trumpets of the mariachi band. D25's Fiesta Regional in Warwick, RI, occupies the last week in August. The Crowne Plaza is a beautiful hotel located just a hop, skip, and a jump from major shopping centers and dozens of restaurants of all descriptions. For more information click on the ad at right.

Don't miss the 0-4000 Knockout, which begins on Wednesday. The winners of the two brackets of this event in Nashua earned 14.26 and 10.93 points! If you need teammates – or a partner for that matter – why not give the Online Partnership Desk (tab at left) a try?

The Egg and A.The get-together in October in Sturbridge will be focused on players with fewer than 2,500 points. But there will be events for Flight A players every the qualification rounds for the North American Pairs. Here is the skinny: It is a full five-day Regional Tournament, October 8-12, that highlights Gold Rush and Super Gold Rush (under 2,500 MP) events. It offers daily open A/X Pair and Team games. The weekend includes a B/C Round Robin on Saturday and the qualification games for the North American Pairs: Saturday and Sunday for Flight A and Sunday for Flights B and C.

For details click on the Super Gold Rush ad at the right.

District Director's Report: Rich DeMartino's report from the Las Vegas NABC highlights the best performances by players from New England. All of the District Director Reports, which are the best way to keep up with the ACBL's decisions, rules, and problems, are available through the tab at left.

Huzzah! 110 players in New England achieved a new rank in July. You can check to see if you are on the list here.

Missed Opportunity: In Stephen Rzewski's assessment the defenders should have emulated George Foreman. You can read his article here. The "Learn from the Experts" tab now contains links to twenty intriguing articles and all of The Buzz.

Stephen Gladyszak was dealt the ultimate two-suiter at a recent Sectional. More to the point, he knew what to do with it, as Bob Bertoni has reported here.

Minutes: The minutes from the meetings of the Board of Delegates, the group that convenes twice a year to discuss and define strategy for District 25, are posted here. The minutes from the Executive Committee, which makes detailed policy decisions, can be found here.

These documents are always available through the Officers and Admin. tab at left.

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